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'Breaking Bad' sequel coming to Netflix – everything we know so far

Skinny Pete returns, as loyal as ever, telling police: 'there is no way I am helping you people put Jesse Pinkman back inside a cage'

It's been almost 11 years since crime drama Breaking Bad premiered, and it now looks like fans are finally going to find out what happened next.

The show that followed unlikely crime duo, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, earned a cult following and ran for five successful seasons; and this October, a sequel is coming to Netflix, in the form of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.

Any fans of the show who have found themselves wondering what happened to Aaron Paul's Pinkman are going to get answers to their questions in the movie, if the newly released trailer is anything to go by. In the preview we see fan-favourite Skinny Pete (Charles Baker), a friend of Pinkman's, in a police interrogation room proving to be as loyal as ever.

"I've no idea where he is, I don't know where he's headed either ... Even if I did, I wouldn't tell you 'cos I have been watching the news, same as everybody else," Skinny Pete tells investigators. "I've seen that little cage of his that they kept him in. I heard about all they did to him to make sure he kept cooking."

The trailer then dramatically ends with, "No way I am helping you people put Jesse Pinkman back inside a cage."

Jesse Pinkman's friend Skinny Pete is the only familiar face in the trailer for Netflix's 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie'. Courtesy Netflix 
Jesse Pinkman's friend Skinny Pete is the only familiar face in the trailer for Netflix's 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie'. Courtesy Netflix

It's been six years, but *spoiler alert*: The fifth season of the show dramatically ended with Walter White's death in Felina. The final shots saw Pinkman drive to freedom in a 1978 Chevrolet El Camino – so the title hints that the car, or at least what it represents, is significant.

Details of the film's plot are thin on the ground, but it has been confirmed that Paul returned to film the project, which he is also a producer of, and the movie has been written and directed by the show's original creator Vince Gilligan.

Describing it as a "gripping thriller", Netflix revealed, "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman. In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future."

Rumours that a movie was coming were started by Bob Odenkirk, who played lawyer Saul Goodman in both Breaking Bad and its prequel Better Call Saul.

Last week Odenkirk suggested to The Hollywood Reporter that the movie had been shot, saying, "I find it hard to believe you don't know it was shot ... They did it. You know what I mean? How is that a secret? But it is. They've done an amazing job of keeping it a secret."

Updated: August 25, 2019 11:36 AM

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